When? August 5-September 5th, 2020 Who? Open to all ages! To celebrate National Water Quality Month, the Clean Water Education Partnership invites you to create an art piece that shows how you interact with your watershed. A watershed is an area of land that all drains to the same creek, stream, or river. Everyone lives … Continue reading Streets to Creeks Stormwater Art Competition
Access to clean water is especially important for sanitation and survival during a pandemic, when frequent hand washing and spending more time at home have become a part of daily routine. Since the onset of COVID-19 in North Carolina and across the globe, Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) has seen a 73% increase in … Continue reading Program Spotlight: OWASA’s Care to Share
CWEP is hosting an iNaturalist Spring BioThon for all partner communities from May 19-June 19, 2020. Join us in exploring our local watersheds! If you live in a CWEP community, your iNaturalist observations will automatically populate in the BioThon project, but you can also join the project by following the link above and clicking the … Continue reading CWEP BioThon and Tips for new iNaturalist users
During this time of social distancing and working from home, we have had some beautiful weather! A few weekends ago, I ventured out to explore the Neuse River Basin via 25 mile bikeride. As a new resident of North Carolina, I was impressed with Raleigh's greenway system which follows several tributaries of the Neuse. I … Continue reading Biking the Watershed
With the increase amount of school, workplace, library, and community space closures, you might be looking for some ideas to pass the time with your children. Here are some water-based/ STEM activities to pass the time while learning about water. Go on a water scavenger hunt! Using the image below, make a checklist or take … Continue reading Water-Based Distance Learning Activities
If you're at home in some rainy weather, take a listen to CWEP's new song to learn about how we can help improve the stormwater! The bolded words are terms that you can learn more about in future blog posts and social media posts- stay tuned! What motions can you make up to go along … Continue reading The Soak-Spread-Slow Stormwater Song
February flowers bring March showers, and March showers sweep litter into our streams. This means spring is the perfect season to get involved in litter prevention, awareness and education in your community. Here are 5 ways you can get involved: Volunteer at a litter clean up. Clean Jordan Lake, Keep Durham Beautiful, and Wake County … Continue reading Be Good to the Critters: Don’t Litter!
New to CWEP? Looking for information for your stormwater permit reporting? Look no further! Released annually in late August, CWEP's Annual Reports summarize and describe the prior fiscal year's stormwater education and outreach accomplishments. Links to recent Annual Reports are always available on the Annual Reports page, under the "About CWEP" tab, starting with the … Continue reading Learning More from Annual Reports
Are you looking for a local stewardship opportunity? Do you enjoy picking up trash or water quality monitoring? If so, you should join NC Stream Watch! NC Stream Watch is a state-wide community science engagement program created by North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ). NC Stream Watch showcases the wide diversity of watersheds across … Continue reading Stream Stewardship Opportunity: Join NC Stream Watch!
Are you or someone you know a creative Raleigh student? Help us spread the word about the City of Raleigh's annual stormwater arts contest! By entering this contest, students explore the powerful intersections of art, messaging, stormwater education, and community engagement. Winners receive a $500 prize and recognition as a 2020 Raleigh Environmental Award Winner. Who: … Continue reading Capture It! Enter Raleigh’s Annual Stormwater Arts Contest